On May 15, 2007, “Geffen” label released “Release the Stars”, the fifth Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Second Story” and “Legacy” in New York City, “Brooklyn Recording” in Brooklyn, “Saal 4” in Berlin, “Strongroom” and “Angel Recording Studio” in London, and was produced by Rufus Wainwright.
Rufus Wainwright – vocals, piano, acoustic and nylon guitar, percussion, string arrangement, piano arrangement, horn arrangement, orchestral arrangement
On August 18, 2008, “Todo Mundo” label released “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today”, the second album made in collaboration between David Byrne and Brian Eno. It was recorded by Brian Eno in his London home studio through 2006, finished by David Byrne and Leo Abrahams in their New York City and London home studios through 2008; additional instrumentation recorded at “Cafe Music Studios” and “Harder Sound” in New York City. The physical releases of the album came with graphics and packaging designed by Stefan Sagmeister, with Richard The, Joe Shouldice, and Jared Stone; illustration by Stephan Walter; and production by Gamil Design. At the 51st “Annual Grammy Awards” in February 2009, Stefan Sagmeister won the award for “Best Recording Package”
On April 4, 2000, “Sire” label released “Ecstasy”, the eighteenth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Sear Sound” in NYC, and was produced by Lou Reed and Hal Willner. The cover photography is by Reed.
Lou Reed- vocals, guitar, percussion
Mike Rathke- guitar
Fernando Saunders- bass, background vocals
Tony “Thunder” Smith- drums, percussion, background vocals
On February 1, 2005, “Secretly Canadian” label released “I Am a Bird Now”, the second Antony and the Johnsons album. It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Antony Hegarty. On September 6, 2005, the album won the “Mercury Prize”.
On January 28, 2003, “Sire Records” released “The Raven”, the nineteenth Lou Reed solo album. “The Raven” was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Hal Willner and Lou Reed. “The Raven” is concept album recounting the short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe through word and song. The album also features new versions of two of Lou Reed’s most popular songs, “The Bed” and “Perfect Day”. The album cover was created by the director and painter Julian Schnabel.
Lou Reed – vocals, guitar
Mike Rathke – guitar
Fernando Saunders- bass, guitar, backing vocals
Tony “Thunder” Smith- drums
Friedrich Paravicini – piano, keyboards
Jane Scarpantoni- cello, string arrangement
Doug Wieselman – baritone and tenor saxophone
Paul Shapiro- tenor saxophone
Steve Bernstein- trumpet, horn arrangement
Art Baron- trombone
Ornette Coleman- alto saxophone
Frank Wulff- oboe, hurdy-gurdy
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – backing vocals
Antoine Silverman, Marti Sweet – violin
Patrick Carroll- bass, drum programming
Shelly Woodworth – English horn
Russ DeSalvo- guitar, keyboards
Rob Mathes- string arrangement
Laurie Anderson – vocals
Antony Hegarty, David Bowie- vocals
The Blind Boys of Alabama- backing vocals
Willem Dafoe, Steve Buscemi, Elizabeth Ashley, Amanda Plummer- voice